Court authorizes transfer of Donald Trump documents to Congress

Court authorizes transfer of Donald Trump documents to Congress

The former president wanted to prevent the publication of these documents, including lists of people. His visit on the day of the attack, 6 January.

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A setback for Donald Trump. On Tuesday, November 9, a US court authorized the referral of documents related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of the former US president to a parliamentary inquiry. Donald Trump wanted to prevent hundreds of documents from being released, including lists of people who visited or contacted him on the day of the attack on Capitol Hill in Washington.

“The Court affirms that the public interest requires a positive response to the common wishes of the legislative and executive branches to examine the events preceding January 6.”, Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan wrote in her ruling, which was broadcast by several American media outlets. The more than 770-page documents include the files of former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, his former senior adviser Stephen Miller and his former deputy Patrick Philbin.

Other documents include notes to former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and a handwritten note about the events of January 6, as well as a draft speech at the Save America rally, which preceded the attack. The Republican billionaire had privately invoked the right of the executive branch to keep certain information secret.

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